UGA counseling professor Deryl bailey honored by state chapter of NOBLE

UGA counseling professor Deryl Bailey honored by state chapter of NOBLE

Athens, Ga. – Deryl Bailey, an associate professor in the University of Georgia’s College of Education, has been recognized for his work with K-12 students in the Athens area by the Georgia chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

Bailey founded the award-winning Empowered Youth project in 1989 and serves as its director. The project includes programs such as Gentlemen on the Move, Young Women Scholars and Parents of Empowered Youth which focus on providing children and adolescents in grades K-12 with tutoring, guidance and vital social skills training while offering a supportive structure for their parents. Bailey directs Saturday workshops for parents, a Saturday academy, semester exam lock-ins, and summer academies. He also monitors his students’ progress in school.

Bailey, who was nominated for the award by Athens-Clarke Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin, was recognized at an awards luncheon during the chapter’s recent 2007 training conference in Atlanta.

Bailey also recently received the 2007 Mary Smith Arnold Anti-Oppression Award from the Counselors for Social Justice, a division of the American Counseling Association.

The CSJ recognized Bailey for his exemplary record of challenging multiple oppressions in the counseling profession and the Athens community. Faculty members, graduate students and parents nominated Bailey for the award in recognition of his efforts to support students through the Empowered Youth program.

Bailey has received previous national awards from the CSJ and the Association for Specialists in Group Work for his outstanding work and community outreach efforts. He also served as co-chair for the ACA’s task force on exemplary practices with mental health models in school counseling and is a past president of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. In 2006, he received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the UGA Student Government Association and was nominated for the UGA Graduate School Outstanding Mentoring Award.

Bailey joined the UGA faculty in 1999. He earned his Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Virginia.